Friday, February 14, 2014

full moon dye-pot






Today is the full moon so I'll begin a second moondala for full moon art. I feel like it should have some red for the energy and power of the season -- the light is noticeably strengthening here, day by day brighter and lighter and longer and higher in the sky. My intention for the 13 moondala art project is to use eco-dyed wool as much as I can so I used what red-makers I had on hand -- a bag of frozen raspberries with a 2012 expiration date and some red beet powder (for coloring homemade lipstick). The raspberry wool turned the exact color of raspberries, the beet wool came out dark rusty red, and I choose raspberry. It has been rinsed by the way, the color held. The background for this moondala will be some ice-flower-dyed wool (pansies), a light blue-green hue.

With all the patterns flying around cyberspace, I had to try some heart knitting. They are so cute and take only about 10 minutes each. A garland of hearts perhaps -- the pattern is here.

The hanger heart is a plain heart, no lace for that one. Just a millinery bit and an old button.

On this full moon day, it will be good to take stock of all that is good and loving in life. Thanks for visiting and happy weekending. xo


9 comments:

Chris said...

Thank you for the heart-pattern, Peggy---it will do my own heart good to knit. Lovely colors. . .

deanna7trees said...

love your knitted hearts. hope you're having a sweet day. we were blessed with a springlike day with a temperature of 72 and the sun is shining...so nice.

Peggy said...

Hi Chris, enjoy some fun and easy knitting.

Peggy said...

Hi Deanna, oh wow -- 72! Bet it felt so good. "They" say warmer temps here this weekend too -- I love to sit in the sun and soak in that Vitamin D!

Nanette said...

Oh funny to see your post title, I did a little double take because I'm doing some full moon dyeing too...the pot is steaming away as I type, full of varieties of eucalyptus. I don't have a plan for the cloth yet, I just can't leave the lovely bright leaves on the ground, fallen after the cockatoos have chewed their fill of the seeds and then toss the leaves down.

Looks like a lovely heart-centred time you're having.

Nancy said...

So many sweet hearts! And I love the red...can't wait to watch it become :)

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Your little knitted hearts are so cute. I'm looking forward to your next full moon block.

handstories said...

I was making some of those hearts last week too, love how quick and easy they were. That is a great heart red you dyed.

Peggy said...

Nanette, I bet wonderful things emerged from your dye-pot! I envy you the many varieties of eucalyptus you have there.

Nancy, the reds have held pretty well. Not this bright, but that's okay!

Thanks, Kathy, the hearts are sweetly plain. Or plainly sweet.

Cindy, thanks! :)